Benalmadena is situated on the southern coast of Spain, 15 minutes drive west of
Malaga between Mijas and Torremolinos. Benalmadena is made up of 3 areas each
offering something different, but together making this a fantastic holiday destination
for all the family on the Costa del Sol.
Benalmadena Pueblo is a traditional Andalucian village on the Costa del Sol, with
narrow cobbled streets and white washed buildings. The focal point for the village is
the pretty church which is lit up at night. Set in an elevated position the Church
overlooks Benalmadena Costa and the Mediterranean sea. Despite the influx of
foreigners and the amount of building work that has taken place in recent years the
Pueblo has managed to retain its traditional charm, and in my opinion is what makes
Benalmadena Arroyo de la Miel
This is the busy commercial town centre, separating Benalmadena Pueblo on the hill
from the sea -front. Arroyo has grown rapidly, due greatly to the excellent train
service running between Fuengirola and Malaga. Its also worth mentioning that from
Malaga it is now possible to reach Madrid in 2.5 hours, using the high speed line
which was only completed in 2008.
The Costa is the main tourist area with its nine kilometres of golden sandy beaches. It
has an award winning marina with excellent port facilities, fantastic nightlife and a
The marina was voted the best in the world by International Property Magazine in
1995, which is no surprise as it has an excellent choice of luxury accommodation,
restaurants, bars and port facilities.
Benalmadena Costa is where huge numbers of Tourists stay every year and choose
from a range of hotel accommodation, apartment or villa rentals. Many of these hotels,
villas and apartments line the Seafront.
Consequently, with a huge number of resident and visiting Tourists to Benalmadena
and the Costa del Sol in general, the variety of restaurants is enormous. There are
many English, Scottish and Irish pubs, most of which have live big screen sporting
events. You also have the choice of many different nationality restaurants including,
Chinese, Italian, Dutch, Lebanese, Indian etc. Try out the local dishes in any of the
Spanish restaurants or tapas bars where fresh fish dishes are served up with wonderful
One of the best places on the Costa del Sol for nightlife is Benalmadena Costa's 24 hr
square (Solimar Plaza). With so many different types of bars, clubs and restaurants
there is always something for everybody. More clubs, live jazz, and salsa dancing are
also available nearby at Benalmadena's Marina.
There is also a recently built commercial centre with 8 cinemas to choose from, shops
& restaurants. Benalmadena has plenty to do for all the family. From the new
commercial centre (featuring 8 cinemas) to places such as Tivoli World (Theme Park),
the fabulous Jardin de Las Aguilas (Garden of Eagles), Selwo Marina (penguins and
dolphins) or cable car rides to see breathtaking views of the coast.
There is a varied range of Benalmadena accommodation from apartments and hotels
to private Benalmadena rentals. Short and long terms lets can be found with most
providers. Properties can be found in central locations, where a car is not required, or
for a more peaceful holiday there are retreats away from these central locations. Rent
Benalamdena Villas beyond your dreams or opt for Benalmadena apartment rentals
overlooking the sea in a central location.